Some of you have been curious about my broom crochet.
You'll understand better with a few pictures:
I did my first gauge with the size 10 needle, but it did not match the instructions. Before re-computing them, I tried with the big pencil, and it was much better.
You wrap loops on your broom this way (in truth, to the end of the row, but I was a bit lazy ...)
Note that you work from left to right on the first row, and from right to left on the following. No turn!
On the following row, you take 6 loops on your crochet
Throw the yarn over the crochet, then pull through the loops
do 6 single stitches on the loops
and repeat on the 6 next loops
Repeat those two rows as wanted.
Regarding the Internation Women's Day, Lisa mentions she never heard of such a day. And I'm not surprised.
Frankly I did not pay attention until now. And it is often presented as another commercial day. This is especially true in France where it is shortened to Woman's day, like in Mother's day, but with less impact. It is often seen as a commercial day, with special offers in shop, enticing women to buy more on that day, and men to offer flowers. The exact wording in France is International day for the rights of women, that makes a big difference.
Due to the crisis? due to DSK? due to both? French feminist blogs have noticed that there are fewer commercial ads, and more feminist events this year. Anyway, apart from one or two TV channels (Arte had two very good films, one about the male domination in everyday life, one about suffragettes) I did not hear much about the rights of women...
Enjoy your weekend!